I was first captivated by the taste of pomegranates when I had a pomegranate martini whilst I was on a working holiday in America.
I jumped at the opportunity to use pomegranates in my P post for my A-Z Photo Project. This was the first time I worked with pomegranate seeds. Besides making a juice, I was unsure what to do with the seeds. I did make a juice with the bulk of the seeds, but I wanted to do something more, something as equally beautiful as the colour they possess.
Around about the same time that I pondering what to do with the pomegranate seeds, I was simultaneously cooking up ideas of what to enter into the50mm Experiment March 2012 Challenge. The focus on this challenge was water. I wanted to enter a submission that was creative and allowed me to work on my food photography skills.
I put two and two together, and decided to use water and pomegranate seeds together in an obvious way. The result: Pomegranate Heart Ice Cubes.
Not only was the recipe and shoot a complete success, I also won the March Challenge! Woo hoo!
Pomegranate Heart Ice Cubes
Makes approx. 70-100 ice cubes
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
Chocolate mold tray with individual hearts
Using a chocolate mold tray with hearts, place three pomegranate seeds into the heart shape molds to form a three pointed star like shape. (You can also use an ice cube tray, just make sure the molds for the cubes are not too deep).
Carefully add 3-4 drops of water into each mold and place in the freezer. (This small amount of water will help keep the seeds in the star like shape. Filling the hearts with more than a few drops of water will cause the seeds to float around in the mold and lose the star shape.)
After an hour or so, the pomegranate seeds will be frozen into place. Add water to completely fill each mold. Freeze overnight.
Add the ice cubes to your desired drink and serve immediately.
Rachel Jane is a self-taught food photographer and stylist based in Melbourne. As the creator of her beloved blog, Two Loves Studio, she shares her evolving journey into the world of food photography. She is passionate about shooting food portraiture that highlights the simplicity and beauty of real food. Her styling focuses on the shapes and textures of the dishes components, which allows us to connect with the dish and evokes our love affair with food.
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